Honorary Degree Nomination

Honorary Degree Nomination

Each year the ESCAE BENIN UNIVERSITY Honorary Degree Committee invites community members to nominate candidates for honorary degrees to be conferred at the Commencement Ceremonies. The Honorary Degree recipients are those who have distinguished themselves through important contributions to the University, to Benin Republic, or to the nation or Africa at large — individuals who deserve to be honored by the University and who will bring honor to the University by accepting an ESCAE BENIN degree.

The Nomination Process

The Honorary Degree Committee considers nominations received each year from the University community and the public. The Committee then submits a list of nominees to the president, who forwards his choices to the ESCAE BENIN Board of Trustees. Individuals approved to receive their doctoral degrees, honoris causa, with all the rights and privileges pertaining to it. One of the nominees may be considered by the president and invited as a keynote speaker.  If selected, the recipient may join an exclusive club.

To nominate an honorary degree candidate:

Review eligibility criteria below.

Complete the honorary degree nomination form.

Gather background information on your nominee.

Submit the nomination form and all other information to the Office of the Registrar Administration (Chairman in charge of selection committee)

For more information, call the Office of the Regisrar Administration at (+229) 64 53 20 85.

Eligibility Criteria

Persons to be recognized will have attained outstanding academic, professional, and/or civic stature through their accomplishments and contributions;

Persons to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments should have a demonstrated connection to the mission and values of Escae Benin University /or have made important contributions to the State Africa;

Persons receiving an Honorary Degree from Escae Benin University must appear in person at the Main Commencement Ceremony (Note – in rare situations the University may award an Honorary Degree posthumously);

Nominees for an Escae Benin Honorary Degree must not be a current employee of the University.

A Note About Confidentiality

The Committee recommends and asks that the names of candidates who have been nominated remain confidential. Their names should only be known to those who write letters of reference on behalf of the nominated candidate. When the process is complete, the Honorary Degree recipients are announced by the president to the University community and the media.